New York RN Honored with Award of Excellence

new york rn honored with awardLucia Alfano, RN, MA was 1 out of 10 recipients of the 2015 Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing award.  The Future of Nursing presented the award as part of its Campaign for Action, a joint initiative of AARP, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). Lucia is a nurse faculty member at Concordia College in New York. She is also a practicing public health nurse.

The 2015 Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing award was presented to nurses who have developed innovative approaches to improve health and healthcare. Lucia Alfano was recognized for increasing diversity in the nursing workforce.  Lucia is the founding president of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) Westchester chapter. She launched this organization to address challenges facing Hispanic patients and healthcare professionals in a community that has the 2nd highest percentage of Hispanics in New York. She is also involved in improving nursing workforce diversity through the New York State Action Coalition.

The Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing award is part of a concerted effort to celebrate nurse leaders and position nurses for leadership and executive roles to help people live healthier lives and create healthier communities.

Impact of Award:

Lucia Alfano, RN, MA will receive a leadership scholarship package from the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). This training offers an opportunity for nurse leaders to significantly further their impact in transforming health care through nursing. In addition, she will work with the Campaign’s New York State Action Coalitions to help create a healthier America.

The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action

The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action is a join initiative of AARP and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, working to implement the IOM’s evidence based recommendations of the future of nursing. The campaign includes Action Coalitions across the United States and a wide range of healthcare professionals, consumer advocates, policymakers and the business communities. You can learn more about the campaign by visiting their website –> You can also follow their social media accounts on Twitter –> @Campaign4Action and Facebook –>